Canada & USA Destination Planner 2019-20 Canada Destination Planner - Page 94

VANCOUVER & BEYOND TOURING / British Columbia Sea to Sky Gondola Your adventure starts with a ten-minute gondola ride which brings you up 885 metres above sea level. The journey to the summit provides sweeping views of Howe Sound, the majestic coastal forest and surrounding mountains. Every gondola cabin has an eight-passenger capacity, comfortable padded seats and floor-to-ceiling windows for maximum views. The ride up and down is a thrilling adventure for all ages and offers views of Shannon Falls and the Squamish Chief. Once at the top, many other adventures await. You will have access to an array of outdoor experiences including interpretive walking trails, cantilevered viewing platforms, the spectacular Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge, a Via Ferrata course, rock climbing, access trails to backcountry routes and much more. The Summit Lodge Eatery & Edge Bar offers fresh local cuisine. Relax and enjoy the views from their expansive viewing deck. Tickets include one round-trip gondola ride to the summit station where you can immediately access the walking and hiking trail networks, the Chief Lookout viewing platform, climbing routes and the Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. From $42 North Shore Tour With Grouse Mountain Vancouver to Whistler Tour Explore the amazing temperate rainforest on Vancouver’s North Shore with this half- day, light adventure into the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Take the heart- pounding 450-foot walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, ride a gondola on Grouse Mountain to the vast mountain playground at 4,100 feet and learn about spawning salmon at the Capilano Fish Hatchery. Travel from Vancouver to Whistler via the spectacular Sea to Sky Highway featuring breathtaking views of the coastal mountains on one side and glacier fjords on the other. On the way, stop to visit Shannon Falls, the third highest waterfall in BC. There is plenty of time in Whistler Village to browse through the quaint shops and explore the Aboriginal Cultural Museum. From $170 From $150 Full Day Victoria Tour Peak and Canyon Tour This half-day, pre-cruise excursion through the mild rainforest of Vancouver’s North Shore will introduce you to the stunning nature that surrounds the city. Drive over the iconic Lions Gate Bridge, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge and explore the mountain playground situated atop Grouse Mountain, all while your cruise luggage is delivered to your stateroom. Live tour commentary is conducted in English by friendly, highly trained and award-winning tour guides. Hotel specific pick-up times are provided when reservations are confirmed. Explore Victoria’s highlights on this small group day trip from Vancouver. Enjoy a 90-minute cruise to Vancouver Island during the fully-narrated sightseeing coach tour to downtown Victoria, then enjoy some free time to explore at your own pace by foot. The highlight of your day will be world-famous Butchart Gardens, a stunning 55-acre floral garden. From $160 From $215 92 ANDERSON VACATIONS